03.04.11 – a friday

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word

agrestic [uhgres-tik] adj. 1. rural; rustic 2. unpolished; awkward: egrestic behavior

birthday

Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Shemp Howard (1895), Bobby Womack (1944), James Ellroy (1948), Catherine O’Hara (1954), Adrian Zmed (1954), Patricia Heaton (1958), Steven Weber (1961), Evan Dando (1967), Chaz Bono (1969), Buck 65 (1972)

standpoint

All right, I’ll bend to popular opinion. Most of your emails the past two days have been asking me to expound on the whole Charlie Sheen nonsense.

I’d love to write something better than this clip that Joe Taylor sent me but I’m afraid I’m just not that talented. Enjoy.

I enjoy the “gnarley gnarlingtons” quote the most.

quotation

I think I have a duty as a recovering guy to help, to make my knowledge of what I went through accessible. ↔ Charlie Sheen (many moons ago)

tune

The latest of my favorite songs to end up on a television ad, “Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk,” by The New Pornographers.

gallimaufry

The most typical face on the planet Earth looks nothing like anyone I know. Guess I need to meet more people.

→ Both Zsa Zsa Gabor and Elizabeth Taylor are in the hospital. And, while I’m sure neither are psyched about it, they can take solace in the fact that they’re not dead. I was positive both of them were.

Abraham Lincoln was a badass. Sure, the dude has imperfections but I think I’m on solid ground when I say that we all do. Let’s stop trying to disparage the guy. I’d take him over most of you every day of the week.

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03.04.10 – A Thursday

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word

plethora [pleth-er-uh] n. 1. overabundance; excess: a plethora of advice and a paucity of assistance 2. Pathology Archaic. a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood

birthday

Antonio Vivaldi (1678), David “Robber” Lewis (1790), Channing Pollock (1880), Knute Rockne (1888), Shemp Howard (1895), John Garfield (1913), Paul Mauriat (1925), Gloria Gaither (1942), Bobby Womack (1944), James Ellroy (1948), Catherine O’Hara (1954), Patricia Heaton (1958), Steven Weber (1961), Evan Dando (1967), Chastity Bono (1969), Buck 65 (1972), Jon Fratelli (1979)

standpoint

I know. Excuses. I’m full of them. But I’ve been looking forward to watching some NHL and there were more than a few games on last night and, well, you know what happened. Plus, I’m trying to get better sleep lately and all that crap. But, I promise, there will be a new Standpoint tomorrow. I’d stake my fortune on it.

quotation

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.Mary Ellen Kelly

tune

As the story goes, Conrad O. Johnson, the music teacher at Kashmere High School in Houston TX, went to an Otis Redding concert one night back in 1967. The next day, he decided to transform the style of his music program and – bam – that’s how the Kashmere Stage Band came to be.

gallimaufry

As much as I have a low opinion of Pittsburgh Penguins‘ superstar Sidney Crosby, it sucks when something like this happens. Seriously, people, have a little respect. This, however, is a demonstration on how Canadians can get a little too jacked for hockey. Settle down, will ya?

Dallas Cowboys owner/meddler Jerry Jones is a gigantic douchebag. I know it. You know it. And, apparently, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton knows it. Very nice job. I’m sure Payton meant the whole thing in fun but, still.

→ People are getting dumber. Especially when it comes to their kids. Seriously. I’d venture to say that 90% of parents under 40 are complete and utter morons. That number may be wrong, but, based on my exposure to this problem, I don’t think so.